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RE: You won't believe this. . .

Seinfeld is a sitcom based on "observational" comedy. Seinfeld is usually compared to George Carlin in this regard. I prefer Carlin as a stand up - by a lot.

Regarding the TV series 'Seinfeld' - I found Seinfeld to be the weakest of the four cast members. Like a lot of TV series, it all depends on which one you see. Some are quite funny, some are quite crappy. Different writers write different episodes.

It is rare to have any TV series where one writer writes all the episodes.

Seinfeld did manage to avoid politics - but all four characters were smarmy and largely unlikeable shallow individuals. Part of the fun though was that they never really won. Bad stuff happening to bad people. Since you don't like any of them they deserved what they got.

This is different from a show like Taxi where even Louis De Palma had a heart buried deep.

I was never a big fan of Seinfeld (I got a few chuckles out of it) but some folks really love that kind of stuff. But then people loved Gilligan's Island (eesh) so who knows.

Comedy is one of those things that are highly personal. My favourite sitcom was Frasier. Yet Cheers was only so so for me.

Actually, I should say my favourites were Fawlty Towers and The Black Adder (after season 1).



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